Amorgos

Where to swim

At the legendary Agia Anna where the movie  “Le grand bleu” was filmed. At the nudist beach Kampi with a view of Viokastro. At Mouros beach where you will arrive after a short walk which is worth it when you get to the right side of the beach and swim in the underwater grottos or try to get to the left side which is even more difficult to reach. You better pack up some supplies before descending there. At Maltezi and Plakes where you will go by boat from Katapola. At Chalara where you will find flat rock formations and “Stone Pirate”, a rock in the middle of the sea. At Mikri and Megali Vlyhada, the beach at Aigiali and at Levrosos nearby. Go to Kalotaritissa for water sports and beach bars and take the boat from there to Gramvoussa a little island across the water. You can reach the little island Nikouria and enjoy the beautiful waters, with a boat from Agios Pavlos.

 

Where to stay

At the minimal Anemolithi (+30 71021) at Vroutsis near Mouros beach. At Aigiali's camping (+30 73500, +30 73400)  100 meters away from the beach. At the super luxurious Aegialis Hotel & Spa (+30 73393, +30 73107, www.amorgos-aegialis.com), which is a complex of five white and five blue buildings with 55 traditionally furnished, fully equipped rooms and suites, with excellent view of the sea , extremely friendly staff, customized services and dozens of activities such as: yoga and dance lessons, Greek nights, cooking classes, donkey rides etc. There is also Filoxenia Hotel (+30 73453), Studios Elia (+30 73085) for natural living in a country cottage and Pagali (+30 73310) a center for agritourism where you can find the traditional guest house Yperia, all of them in Aigiali. At the traditional guest house Emprostiada (+30 71814) at Chora.

 

Where to eat

Katerina's Moon Bar at Xylokeratidi is the place to be for breakfast, meze (especially dako), and drinks  from morning till night. Go to Marouso, Arkesini, Apanemo at Kolofana for meats, fish and home grown vegetables. At Aigiali go to Katina's (+30 73269) for a magnificent breakfast and local specialties. Go to Koralli for fresh fish and Kostara's for an excellent grill. At Chora you have to visit Liotrivi (+30 71700) and taste traditional specialties. Also at Chora go to Tsagaradiko and try Vasilikos' souvlaki, Kastanis for meze and Petrino (+30 71811, +30 71057) for pizza. At Tholaria go to Panorama for an excellent kitchen but also for traditional parties happening out of the blue. Try a meze at Kali Kardia next to Thalassino Oneiro. At Nikos at Lagkada you can eat till you drop while at Loulaki you will find the perfect meze.

 

Nightlife

When in Amorgos the break of dawn will find you at the beach bar Que and at Ammos with lots of young people and lounge, rock and reggae music while at the cooler Amorgialos you will try the excellent rakomelo. At Tholaria Georgia from Thessaloniki has opened a really cool bar named Seladi, where you can also have breakfast. At Triporto in the alleys of Chora, you will order the best raki, while at Bayoko (one of the oldest bars in town playing great music) you will have the best cappuccino. At Chora you will also find minimal Giasemi with its renowned breakfast for “champions”  and soul and funk music. For a retro spin, go to Aperanto Galazio (Big Blue) at Katapola, where they have been showing the film by the same name for years.

 

Area Code: +30 22850

Police: +30 71210

Port Authority: +30 71259

Town Hall: +30 22853 60200

First Aid: +30 71207

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©Thanassis Karatzas

©Thanassis Karatzas